Forum Newsletter

 

December 2010

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Recent Publications

FEDERATIONS MAGAZINE:

Focus on Africa
Federations Magazine December 2010/January 2011

Special Sudan Issue
Federations Magazine - Special Sudan Issue

España y modelos de federalismo
España y modelos de federalismo

Now in our Federalism Library: Constitutional Design for Divided Societies
Five case studies from a course on constitutional design at the University of Toronto.

Federalism training sessions held in Islamabad

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The Centre for Civic Education Pakistan and the Forum of Federations recently held a training-of-trainers course on federalism that was delivered over a four-day period in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

The event helped form a cadre of trainers who will be conducting trainings on federalism in various parts of the country including the federal and provincial capitals. Full story

AFRICA
Building federalism leadership in EthiopiaBuilding federalism leadership in Ethiopia
Policy makers and senior experts from Ethiopia’s federal and regional government institutions participated in a federalism leadership retreat on October 18 - 25.
Forum President visits Kenya to discuss implementing devolution clauses of new Constitution
George Anderson spent the week of October 17 in Nairobi at the invitation of the office of the Prime Minister of Kenya to discuss the implementation of devolution under Kenya’s new constitution.
EUROPE
Wide range of federal immigrant integration policies debated at recent Forum conference
About 60 participants from Western Europe and four federal countries recently attended a conference on immigrant integration in Belgium – at a function held by the Forum of Federations in collaboration with the European Union’s Committee of the Regions and the Centre de droit public, of the Université libre de Bruxelles.
ASIA-PACIFIC
Benchmarking: International and Australian experts discuss service delivery in federal systems
Benchmarking: International and Austrian experts discuss service delivery in federal systemsThe Forum held a two-day conference on benchmarking on October 19 and 20, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia.  
Forum President addresses the Indian Institute of Public Administration
Forum President addresses the Indian Institute of Public AdministrationGeorge Anderson delivered a lecture to students at the Indian Institute of Public Administration on October 25.  
Nepal stakeholders learn about three countries’ transition to federal systems of governance
Nepal stakeholders learn about three countries’ transition to federal systems of governanceThe Forum and the Nepal Constitution Foundation, held a two-day workshop in Kathmandu on October 27 and 28, 2010.
Experts agree on federal-provincial coordination in Pakistan and on need to reform taxation policies
Experts agree on federal-provincial coordination in PakistanThe Forum and the Nepal Constitution Foundation, held a two-day workshop in Kathmandu on October 27 and 28, 2010.
AMERICAS
Forum President holds talks with Mexican officials on Forum’s work in Mexico
Forum President George Anderson recently met with officials of the government of Mexico, a partner of the Forum, while on mission to Mexico for a conference on Oil and Gas.
Mexican conference focuses on role of sub-national governments in curbing climate change
On November 25, 2010, the Forum held a workshop on climate change in collaboration with Mexico’s National Institute for Federalism and the Queretaro State Department for Sustainable Development.
Federal arrangements and intergovernmental relations - a panorama of the Americas
The Forum of Federations, the Under-Secretariat for Federative Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency and the Institute for Applied Economic Research recently co-organized a conference on intergovernmental co-operation in the Americas.
 
NETWORKING
Ottawa professors discuss ‘Federalism and Feminism’ book at Forum event
Ottawa professors discuss ‘Federalism and Feminism’ book at Forum eventTwo Ottawa-based professors shared the main findings of their recently published book, Federalism, Feminism & Multi-level Governance at a Forum Lunch-and-Learn event on Nov. 17 in Ottawa.
International constitutional expert speaks on Kenya’s challenges
International constitutional expert speaks on Kenya’s challengesOne of the United Nations’ senior experts on constitutions, Yash Ghai, discussed ethnicity and constitutional reform in Kenya at the University of Ottawa on October 6.
COMING EVENTS
5ICF
5th International Conference on Federalism
Dec. 13-16, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dec. 6-8, 2010
New Delhi, India
Dec. 17-18, 2010
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Jan. 12, 2011
Speyer, Germany
Jan. 14, 2011
Bern, Switzerland
Jan. 28, 2011
Toronto, Canada
Jan. 28-29, 2011
Ottawa, Canada
Feb. 24-25, 2011
Berlin, Germany
Mar. 8-10, 2011
Barcelona, Spain
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